152021Apr

April Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Senior MLC economist Bob Cunneen discusses which key events have been driving markets. In this video, Bob discusses: why global shares delivered a strong 3.5% positive return for March, how the global economy is performing, why Australian shares delivered a solid 2.3% gain, and how the Australian economy is travelling.

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142021Apr

Market Update – April 2021

Highlights: The vaccine rollout and vast sums of fiscal and monetary support are helping to accelerate economic growth and restore confidence. Global trade was disrupted when a giant container ship became lodged in the Suez Canal; Lloyd’s List estimated the loss of trade at around US$400 million per hour. European leaders are contending with a…

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112021Mar

Market Update – March 2021

Highlights: Economic data confirms a sufficiently V-shaped recovery, but growth has not been even across regions and downside risks remain. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is set to move through congress and includes a third stimulus payment of $1,400 and extended unemployment insurance. Vaccine rollouts have been plagued by supply shortages in Europe, but…

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92021Mar

March Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Share markets respond positively to lower global virus cases and promised US fiscal support While the virus is still a threat and the global recovery remains patchy across countries, share markets are pricing in better prospects for 2021. Senior economist Bob Cunneen discusses.

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122021Feb

Market Update – February 2021

Highlights: Macroeconomic indicators remain robust, but vaccine supply delays in some regions and the emergence of new Covid-19 strains have dampened sentiment. The US congress is negotiating President Biden’s proposed US$1.9 trillion stimulus package, which includes US$1,400 payments to low-income workers. The EU has imposed tougher restrictions on visitors and the UK will introduce tighter…

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132021Jan

Market Update – January 2021

Highlights: Globally there were over 85 million confirmed Covid-19 cases at the start of January and over 20 million in the United States alone. Democrat wins in the Georgia runoff election will give the incoming Biden administration more flexibility with economic policy and the structure of further stimulus. Stricter lockdown measures were implemented throughout Europe,…

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